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Modi stresses on good governance, urges bureaucrats to take speedy decisions

Modi asked the officers to focus attention on the 100 most backward districts of India

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

PM Narendra Modi
PM Narendra Modi (Photo: Twitter, @NITIAayog)

Prime Minister has asked all wings of the to work in a synchronised manner and pressed the to take speedy decisions, promising that "honest decision-making with good intention would always be encouraged."

Good governance should be a priority for the officers, he said during an interaction with a group of over 70 Additional Secretaries and Joint Secretaries in the central government, according to a PMO statement.


asked the officers to focus attention on the 100 most backward districts of India, so that they can be brought up to the average level, on various development parameters.

The prime minister said the combination of development and good governance is essential for the welfare and satisfaction of citizens, the statement said about the interaction that took place last evening.

He emphasised the need for all wings of the to work in harmony and synchronisation to achieve the best possible results, it added.

Underlining the importance of breaking silos, he pressed for efficient internal communication between various departments of the

said all officers must keep the poor and the ordinary citizens in their minds while taking decisions, the PMO said.

The prime minister said this was a unique opportunity for the officers to deliver their utmost for the benefit of the nation.

He underlined the necessity of speed and efficiency in decision-making and said that "honest decision-making with good intention would always be encouraged by the union government, the statement said.

During the interaction, officers shared their experiences on subjects such as a digital and smart governance, administrative procedures and accountability, transparency, doubling of farmers' income, skill development, Swachh Bharat, consumer rights, environment protection, and building of New by 2022, the PMO said.

The prime minister said the world is looking towards with positive expectations.

He said the entire world feels that a successful is vital for a global balance.

There is also a strong undercurrent for excellence from the common citizens of India, he said, adding that youth from humble backgrounds, with very limited resources are achieving best positions in competitive exams and sports.

He asked the officers to work to promote this spontaneous upsurge of talent, recalling the spirit and energy that they themselves would have possessed in the first three years of their service.

First Published: Thu, August 24 2017. 10:33 IST
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